Sunday, January 5, 2014

Tuesday, January 5", 1864

Thermometer 24 above zero.  Ice floating in the Ohio river since New Years’ day.  It has now become very heavy.  No boats of any kind passing.  The snow still falls but is not more than five inches deep.  The newspapers speak of this storm as being very severe in Kansas, Iowa, Illinois &c.  At Louisville Ky. the cold is the greatest ever known.  In northern Ohio, and at Chicago it is said to have been 30o below zero.  Railroads blocked up out west with snow.  Annie begins to sit up a little.

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